What do you see as a successful retirement for you?

As you plan your retirement, it could be helpful to think about what you would consider to be a successful retirement. For you. What are your dreams and desires for the likelihood of 20-and-more years of retirement?

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Research finds retirement brings a stronger sense of wellbeing

Retirees have a higher sense of wellbeing compared to the general population. That’s the finding of the latest Australian Unity Wellbeing Index survey checking on Australian’s satisfaction with their lives.

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You can change your plans for retirement

We have a dilemma. I write this sitting in our caravan in a caravan park in Merimbula, NSW. The dilemma isn’t Merimbula. We’ve been frequent holiday makers here. It’s a delightful spot on the far south coast of New South Wales. It’s also a major retirement town—a lot of retirees live here. Our dilemma is: do we keep the caravan?

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Staying focused on the big picture for retirement

In planning your retirement, it’s important to see the big picture. Too often it’s thought that if you get the financial side right everything else will fall into place. That’s not necessarily so.

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7 important questions to ask as you plan your retirement

Working out what you want to do in retirement isn’t easy. There are so many options. Here are seven questions that may help you plan yours.

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Understanding age and superannuation pensions

Superannuation pensions are now a thing of the past, but some retirees still receive them. It used to be that public sector employers and large businesses provided superannuation pensions to staff who stayed until retirement.

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Podcast: How couples can negotiate their retirement life

When you’re part of a couple heading toward retirement there are the individual dreams and the together dreams to be sorted. Couples counsellor Paul Bogacs talks about the kinds of negotiations needed to help make good decisions.

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5 ways to get the best out of your 8000 retirement days

8000 days? If you retired at 65 years, 8000 days takes you to the age of 87. Some of us will make it. Some won’t. But we’ll all have a say in what the number of days we have will look like.

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How serious are you about your retirement finances?

Serious intent is important when you think about retirement finances, but it also takes serious action to get things done. Here are five questions that could help you get into action mode.

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A worldwide guide to retirement destinations

After writing several editions of Where to Retire in Australia, people often say to us that Where to Retire in the Worldwould make for an interesting book!

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